15+ Hotels That Are Cooler Than the Local Attractions Around Them
Choosing a hotel is just as important a part of your journey as choosing the country you are traveling to. After all, this is the place where you will discuss everything you saw during the day, peacefully fall asleep, or, on the contrary, admire the local beauties until dawn.
Bright Side knows exactly where all the cool hotels are. These places are so cool that they attract travelers just as much as the local attractions do. And as a bonus, we will tell you how an unremarkable hotel can be remembered for a lifetime, thanks to just one incident.
A Japanese hotel offers its guests to spend time with cats.
When entering the room, the guest sees a fluffy creature lying on the bed and from this moment, the guest gets to become friends with them. Hotel My Cat Yugawara, in Yugawara Hot Spring City, offers its guests a cat that will live with them from 5:30 p.m. to 9 a.m. This whole time, the guest will have to take care of the cat. You can simply relieve your stress by petting the cat or maybe the time you spend together will help you understand whether you want to have a cat as a family member. But the coolest thing is if you fall in love with the cat who kept you company, you can adopt them and take them home.
“The hotel I’m staying at has a monitor lizard that roams the grounds and swims in the pool.”
"Hostel in Thailand. If they could figure out how to serve you food and drinks right in your capsule, you could stay there forever.
This is a room at the Met a Space Pod, a hostel in Bangkok. The knobs and buttons on the left are used for adjusting the illumination of the capsule, the intensity of the glow, the choice of color, and the operation of the air conditioner. By the way, there is a headphone jack with volume control and a mini-safe.
Live in a cave without moving away from civilization — Sultan Cave Suites near the ancient Goreme National Park, in Cappadocia, Turkey
This hotel is literally located in a cave, but at the same time, you won’t miss the benefits of civilization — this place is a mixture of exotic atmosphere and technology. And the reviews about the place are raving, “I stayed at Sultan Cave Suites. It’s one of the best hotels with a gorgeous terrace for morning photos. It costs about $140 per night for a suite in a cave, and you get breakfast in your room as a bonus.”
“This restroom in my hotel has an effective and modern way of using lights.”
Crazy House in Vietnam — it’s enough to see it once to never forget it.
Hằng Nga guesthouse, nicknamed Crazy House, is located in the Vietnamese city of Da Lat. And who could’ve come up with the idea of building a giant tree with hotel rooms inside? It was the architect Dang Viet Nga who studied in Moscow. There are 9 rooms in total, and all of them are decorated “in the style” of an animal.
“The stairs in our hotel are pretty weird.”
“Embassy Suites is the hotel at Niagara Falls. My family was beyond excited with this view from our room.”
“The view from the window of my hotel room looks like a wall painting.”
This is Southern Italy, in the port city of Molfetta.
“I just checked into my hotel room and found an intruder on my bed. This is the best hotel ever.”
“I got a call in my hotel room saying, “Your robot is here with your delivery.”
“This was at a new hotel in downtown San Diego.”
Dolce by Wyndham Hanoi Golden Lake in Hanoi — the world’s first hotel that is made of gold.
The 25-story hotel is located in the central area of Hanoi. Guests, of course, are warned about the shameless luxury of the rooms, but when they enter the bathroom, they can’t believe their eyes — both the toilet bowl and the bathtub are golden there too. Everything in Golden Lake is covered with this precious metal. The hotel owners say that you shouldn’t be surprised if you find “mysterious golden particles” in your food.
“Transylvania is often associated with blood-thirsty vampires, Vlad the Impaler, and other creepy images. But as this picture from my hotel room shows, it’s actually quite pleasant.”
“This is a window in my hotel room. This building was once a church and monastery, and now it’s a very interesting hotel.”
Hotel balcony in Santorini, Greece
Pegasus Suites & Spa Hotel
“We found this hotel on our way to the famous Sossusvlei Dunes in Namibia. It’s located next to the road in the Namib Desert.”
“There is no roof on the rooms because, in the local ‘summer,’ the temperature reaches 102°F during the day, and at night, it’s a pretty comfortable 77°F outside. Since this is a desert, there are no insects at all. And most importantly, the nearest city is located 248 miles away and you’d have to drive through the lifeless desert to get there. This makes the view of the starry sky one of the best in the world.”
Bonus: Sometimes, a hotel can be remembered for a lifetime thanks to just one incident. “The door handle broke and I got stuck in the hotel bathroom.”
“I’m happy to report that I’m now free and will never go to the bathroom again.”
Tell us which hotels you’ve been to and which ones impressed you the most?